Every now and then The Body Shop expand one of their core collections with new shades and I get a little giddy. I have openly admitted that it took me a while to warm to The Body Shop (growing up I deemed it to be naff) but now you can't drag me out of the place. Anyway back to my initial point The Body Shop have expanded their Colour Crush Eyeshadow range and there is three warm neutral eyeshadows I really do think you should check out.
I would be a little hesitant to call The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadows budget friendly as they are £7 each but in all honesty as most of us will wait until there is a good deal on (I hold out for the 40% off offers) they are pretty reasonably priced. The packaging is nothing special - small, round, transparent compacts that may not look wonderful but they are fairly robust and can survive more than a knock or two. The dinky size also means they are the perfect size for travel but yet the pan is big enough for the largest of blending brushes!
The three new additions to my collection couldn't be more perfect for the Autumn if they tried - warm, slightly rusty and would I be completely crazy if I said they remind me of fallen leaves? Probably but they do! As mentioned my shades do all lean warm so they won't be for everyone. First up we have shade 245 Coco Deluxe - a warm, deep chocolate brown that has a slightly red undertone yet gleams golden in certain lights. This reminds me a lot of MAC Mulch eyeshadow. Next we have 260 Golden Cinnamon - again warm and certainly red toned, this brown veers on being a terracotta hue and is in my opinion Autumn personified. Although not at all like MAC Cranberry the red tone of this shade really does remind me somewhat of such shade when blended on to the eyes with other shadows. If you like the idea of MAC Cranberry but find it a little too intense this is a great alternative. Lastly I have shade 360 Golden Rosemance which is a yellow toned cream hue that is great for highlighting. If I am honest it is the least special of the trio but nice enough.
In total there are 36 shades of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadows to choose from and unsurprisingly they come in various in two formulations matte and pearlescent. The three shades that I have are perlescent which are almost metallic in finish. The pigmentation is so intense dry that I really don't see a reason to dampen the shadows other than personal preference. They blend out well but have a slightly drier texture meaning they do produce a little product fall out which can be a little messy. Other than that with a primer all three shades did not crease or fade throughout the day and wore easily for a good 10 hours. Neutral palettes are great but the thing is more often than not there is a good few dud shade. The great thing about solo eyeshadows is that you have total control over shade selection and if you are a dab hand at de-potting you can easily create your own custom palette over time.
You can find The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadows via The Body Shop for £7 - link.
This post contains press samples.